July 08, 2011

Beach Season!

I have to thank Shari Carroll from Hero Arts for her help with my digital cut, Antique Engravings.  Also, Shari had a wonderful video on using distress inks as a background on paper. Between the two techniques, I am so pleased with how this card came out.  And JUST in case you were wondering where I got the sand for my little vial, shhhhhh - don't tell anyone, it's onion powder!  It was my DH's idea!

I started off by making the seashells. For the paper, I used the watercolor technique with distress inks Dried Marigold, Tea Dye, and Tattered Rose. After letting it dry completely, I ran it through my Silhouette machine using Hero Arts Antique Engravings Digital Die-Cut.  I then stamped each shell with VersaMark using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.  Finally, I white embossed each one.

Here are the supplies I used:
Hero Arts stamp CL383 Antique Engravings
Tim Holtz Distress Inks -  Dried Marigold, Tea Dye, and Tattered Rose
Bazzill white card stock
American Crafts striped paper
Bazzill tan card stock
PPI twine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 21
Memento Ink - Danube Blue
Embellishments - Dew Drops, glass vial, tag

My inspiration for this card was the memories I had of spending Summers at the beach.  Collecting shells, making crafts with my friends and seeing them artfully displayed as wreaths on the doors... and awning striped beach umbrellas dotting the shore.

I will be entering this card into two challenges - Hero Arts July2011A Digital and Wee Memories Challenge #61 Summertime. EDITED - I won the Hero Arts Challenge for Digital Design!!  WOO HOO!!

Thanks so much for visiting!

~Marcy Pin It

July 05, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

I made this card last night while watching the fireworks on TV!  I'm entering this card in several challenges, one of them Our Creative Corner, for the first time.  I'm also entering it in The Shabby Tea Room and Lily Pad Cards.

For Lily Pad Cards, I'm submitting this to their Inspirational Challenge 3.  I wanted to do a Fourth of July card.  I found my image on the Internet. Then I went to my Hero Arts Flickr favs and this one popped right out, Lin's card.  It "sang" to me!  Lin Brandyberry has always been an inspiration to me and we share the love of music, so I hope I did her proud!

Here are the deets:
PPI Kraft - card base
Bazzill - white layering paper
Tracy Robinson - digital polka dot paper
Spellbinders - navy metallic foil paper
Cuttlebug - stars embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities - labels 5
The Graphics Fairy - sheet music
Image - Internet
Hero Arts stamp - CL494 Hip Hip Hurray
PSX number stamp
Copic - B05
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Provocraft star die
Embellishments - button, twine, raffle ticket

I LOVE these new Spellbinders metallic foils.  They come in so many great colors - imagine what you can do with them. 

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Summer!


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